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It's My Big Fat Greek Divorce for Vardalos

Actress splits with husband of 24 years, Ian Gomez

(Newser) - Her fictional marriage lasted, her real one not so much. My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos filed for divorce from her husband of 24 years, Ian Gomez, on Tuesday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences, reports the Blast . In a statement, Vardalos, seeking joint custody of their 11-year-old... More »

Police: Man Kills Lawyer, Self After Divorce Finalized

Attorney had reported being afraid of Georgia man

(Newser) - Authorities say a Georgia man killed his ex-wife's attorney in his law office just hours after the couple's divorce was final and then killed himself, the AP reports. Cartersville Police Lt. M.E. Bettikofer tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 33-year-old Walter Samuel Radford failed to show up Wednesday... More »

In 'Extremely Rare' Move, an Order in Jolie-Pitt Divorce Case

Judge mandates Jolie give her ex more access to their 6 kids or risk losing primary custody

(Newser) - In what one expert tells People is an "extremely rare" case, a judge has issued a new order involving Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six children and warned that if Jolie doesn't follow the order, she could risk losing primary custody to Pitt. Various media outlets got... More »

Cops: Man Went on Killing Spree 8 Years After Divorce

Dwight Lamon Jones killed 6 before suicide, police say

(Newser) - A suspect who killed himself as police closed in Monday is now believed to have killed six people in the Phoenix area, police say—and at least four of them were linked to his bitter 2010 divorce. Police believe 56-year-old Dwight Lamon Jones, who shot himself at a Scottsdale motel... More »

Release of Graphic Cobain Death Photos Blocked

Appeals court rules against conspiracy theorist

(Newser) - A conspiracy theorist who thinks the government killed Kurt Cobain has once again failed to persuade judges that graphic photos of the Nirvana frontman's death should be released. A Seattle court of appeals ruled against Richard Lee this week, saying the photos were exempt from Washington state's Public... More »

Geena Davis Headed for Divorce No. 4 After 17 Years

Actress, 62, and 47-year-old Reza Jarrahy have a 16-year-old daughter and 13-year-old twin boys

(Newser) - A divorce filing for Rob Doe and Veronica Doe probably wouldn't make headlines, but TMZ reveals why the paperwork filed Tuesday is creating buzz. The Does are really Geena Davis and her husband, Reza Jarrahy, the latter of whom is the party behind the filing, citing irreconcilable differences. It... More »

Her Ex Tried to Hide a $500M Superyacht. It Didn't Work

Tatiana Akhmedova will get 380-foot luxury Luna in her divorce settlement with Russian oligarch

(Newser) - Persistence and a little detective work has paid off for Tatiana Akhmedova, in the form of a $500 million superyacht to be handed over to her by her soon-to-be ex-husband. Reuters and the South China Morning Post report that UK judge Charles Haddon-Cave has ordered Russian oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov to... More »

Rudy Giuliani's 3rd Wife Files Contested Divorce

The couple wed in 2003

(Newser) - The third time wasn't the charm for Rudy Giuliani. The former New York City mayor on Wednesday confirmed "with sadness" to Page Six that his third wife, Judith, has filed for divorce in a Manhattan court. It has a quote from him: "We hope to do this... More »

Kentucky Couple Got Divorced in 1967, Are Now Engaged

Harold Holland and Lillian Barnes will wed on April 14

(Newser) - A half century after getting a divorce, a Kentucky couple plans to get married again. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 83-year-old Harold Holland and 78-year-old Lillian Barnes will exchange wedding vows on April 14 in Lexington. Their grandson will perform the ceremony at a local Baptist church. Holland and Barnes first... More »

Vanessa Trump Files for Divorce from Don Jr.

Couple was married in 2005 and has 5 children

(Newser) - Vanessa Trump has filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. after 13 years of marriage, the New York Daily News reports. She filed for an uncontested divorce Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court. According to Page Six , the uncontested filing is a sign the couple isn't expecting a legal battle... More »

Report: Bristol Palin's Husband Files for Divorce

Sources say Dakota Meyer moved out weeks ago

(Newser) - More Palin family drama: Bristol Palin's husband, Dakota Meyer, has filed for divorce less than two years after they were secretly married , reports People . Sources say the Medal of Honor recipient, 29, moved out of the Texas home he shared with the former Alaska governor's 27-year-old daughter around... More »

Why Lawyers Predict a Wave of Divorce This Year

Blame the loss of alimony tax deduction in 2019

(Newser) - An alimony deduction to be erased in 2019 under the new tax plan has lawyers preparing for a wave of divorces this year—and eying complications for recipients beyond. Payers have long received a tax break on alimony, while recipients have paid income tax on payments. But after Dec. 31,... More »

GOP Tax Bill Scraps Alimony Deductions

This could make divorce trickier, lawyers say

(Newser) - America's biggest tax law overhaul in more than 30 years contains a provision that some experts say is going to make divorce a more difficult process—especially for lower-income couples. The final version of the Republican tax plan removes the tax deduction for alimony payments, which are support payments... More »

Divorce Is Most Expensive in This State

Sorry, Californians

(Newser) - If your marriage is on the rocks, here's hoping you don't live in California. 24/7 Wall St. looked at the average cost of a divorce based on data from a lawyer marketing service—including attorney fees, court filing costs, and other legal fees—and found that the Golden... More »

5 States With Highest, Lowest Divorce Rates

No guarantees, but Massachusetts is the state with lowest divorce rate

(Newser) - Keeping one's vows till death do you part is a challenge for even the most happily married couples—but the odds might be greater depending on where you live. To find out which states have the highest and lowest rates of divorce, 24/7 Wall St. examined a Census Bureau... More »

8 Jobs That Take Biggest Toll on Marriages

Gaming managers at casinos fare the worst

(Newser) - Some jobs seem to take a greater toll on a marriage than others. Low pay, lousy hours—think nights and weekends—and work environments that involve alcohol are among the usual factors, per 24/7 Wall St . Here are the eight worst jobs for marriage from its analysis, with casino work... More »

Things Get Nasty Between Ex-Hills Star, Husband

Abusive incident alleged in Audrina Patridge court documents

(Newser) - Audrina Patridge, a former star of MTV's The Hills, has filed for divorce from her husband of less than a year and been granted a temporary restraining order against him, reports TMZ . Patridge—who wed Australian BMX rider Corey Bohan last November, five months after giving birth to the... More »

Kids of Divorce Less Stressed When Custody Is Shared

Navigating 2 households appears less stressful than hardly seeing one parent

(Newser) - When courts get involved in child custody cases, kids end up in the full custody of their moms 80% of the time. New research suggests the thinking behind this trend—that conflict between parents is so harmful to kids they should avoid shared custody—is all wrong. In fact, a... More »

3 Words Can't Get Men an Instant Divorce Anymore: Court

India outlaws 'triple talaq'

(Newser) - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional. The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issuing its order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced... More »

$950K Violin Collection Ruined. 3 Years Later, Ex-Wife Arrested

The destroyed collection included 54 violins and 70 bows

(Newser) - The world's tiniest violin might not be enough to express one man's loss, allegedly at the hands of his ex-wife. The Japan Times reports 34-year-old Midori Kawamiya was arrested Tuesday, accused of destroying her ex-husband's $950,000 violin collection in 2014 as the two were divorcing. Authorities... More »

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